Friday, August 31, 2012

Phone Fun Friday

Enjoying a day at the park

School supply shopping

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Recipe Source: Group Recipes

Serves 4-6 (depending on how big your hoagie buns are)

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef round steak
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
  • 1 envelope Italian dressing mix
  • 1 large loaf French bread, sliced into sandwich lengths (or 4-6 hoagie buns)
  • Provolone cheese slices
  • Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut meat into strips, place in slow cooker.
  • Add green pepper, onion, broth, and dressing mix.
  • Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours.
  • Spoon meat mixture onto bread, top with a slice(s) of cheese.
Another option is to toast bread in a 375 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, add meat, cover with cheese, then bake an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Saturday morning during Enzo's nap, Addison and I made this recipe.  She really enjoys helping and putting the items in the crock pot.  I find myself making more and more crock pot recipes just because they are so simple and easy.   

Monday, August 27, 2012

Watch Me Grow: 9 Months

Weight: 21lbs 
Clothing: 18 Months 
Diapers: Size 4
Updates: He has 8 teeth and 2 more at the gum line.  At this rate he'll have a mouth full of teeth by his 1st birthday.  He is eating more table food-blueberries, toast, apples, grapes and bananas.  He is doing the army crawl but hasn't crawled on his knees yet.  He had his 1st ear infection last week and is on amoxicillian.  He enjoys swinging, stroller rides, bath time and playing with Addison.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

Phone Fun Friday

Last week Addison's school was closed so she went to Ms. Tracie's for the week with Enzo.  I am so thankful to Ms. Tracie for always capturing great pics of the kids.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

An Unexpected Trip to Urgent Care

I received a call from Addison's school yesterday afternoon informing me that she had a bead stuck in her nose! Their craft project of the day was making beaded bracelets and curiosity got the best of her and up her nose it went and it went far.

I rushed her to urgent care and thankfully they were able to remove it by using a combination of a nasal aspirator and a ear wax removal stick. She was screaming and I felt horrible but after a few short minutes the Dr was able to extract it. He then handed it to her and she joked and said "I'm going to stick a bead in my nose." You can see her holding it in her hand in the pic below.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1st Day of Preschool

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Weight: 37 lbs
Height: 40 inches
Size: Tops 4T &5T
Pants: 4T
Shoes: 9.5
Updates:  She loves role playing and being a mommy to her doll Annabelle.  She enjoys cooking with Mommy, is very independent and wants to do everything herself.  She is very sweet and always gives hugs and kisses.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What's on Your Wall Wednesday

We've been back in our home over a month already and I've had very little time (move, food poisoning, Gizmo accident) to tend to the decorating aspect.  I have so many ideas in my head for what I want on the walls of each room so slowly I hope to get it all done soon!  The wall display below is in the living room area.   

Poor photo quality due to taking with cell phone and light reflection from the sky lights...I don't even have the time anymore to get the good camera out to take

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Cranberry Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin

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Another great Pinterest recipe that my family enjoys.  5 ingredients, crock pot, simple and delicious!!

3 lb. boneless pork loin or tenderloin
16 oz. can whole cranberry sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Place roast in a slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over roast. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Remove roast, slice and serve.

*You can also add a little water and cornstarch to the juices left in your slow cooker if you wish to make a gravy.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gizmo Update

Last Thursday Gizmo got his staples out from his neck surgery.  He is slowly improving.  He now hobbles/walks around on his 3 legs.  He will trip and fall every now and then but he’s doing better as each day passes.  The vet said he should be at his best 6 weeks from the date of the incident.  His eating has been an issue.  The vet checked his jaw and stated that it’s not broken but suspects that it’s sore/brusied from the accident. 
We filed our report with the FedEx accident reporting center along with our compensation request letter.  We have given them until August 15th to respond. 

Circa 2007.  My favorite picture of Gizmo

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordish Wednesday

The kids received these Vermont Teddy Bears as gifts from Beth and Papa P when Enzo was born. 

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